Teachers… Let’s pass on this One..

TV Doctor Oz Phil

After reading the article Dr. Oz Faces Backlash After Saying Schools Could Reopen, it made me realize I didn’t want to be at the front of the line of the human experiment that was being discussed, nor did I have any colleagues that I wanted to offer up on the alter of capitalism. Dr. Oz, … Read more

Introduction to the Mastery Tracker

Mastery Tracker

Mastery Tracker Edify Consulting creates software, tools, and other resources to support educators in their efforts to raise student achievement. Its Mastery Tracker software is already being celebrated by educators across the globe as a one-of-a-kind application that creates actual student level data for improved student learning and data driven decision making. The Mastery Tracker … Read more

Data-driven Decision Making…For Real This Time

Teacher Planning

Are your annual Academic Improvement Plans copied and pasted from year to year? Do principals simply tweak the percentages for math and ELA? Can they explicitly describe how they will move 4th grade Math from 42% – 70% this year?  If we are being honest, we will have to admit that our efforts to improve … Read more

Visible Learning

Visible Learning Teacher

Are you challenged with moving the needle on student achievement? If we aspire to real growth, data-driven instruction will need to be more than a catch phrase. Schools currently use quarterly benchmarks and outcomes from the annual state assessment to evaluate overall school health and achievement. The challenges with these current data sources lie in their … Read more

The Common Core Standards: The Chatter vs. The Truth

Common Core Standards

The Common Core Standards: The Chatter vs. The Truth The Chatter Recent soundbytes have offered continued opposition to the use of the common core standards in public schools. Everyone from President Trump to the cashier at the local grocery store has managed to form an opinion about why we should or should not be using … Read more